OCU took the number one spot in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics in the latest women’s cross-country poll. They were placed in the top with nine first place votes and 550 total points.
The athletics department will host the annual Sports Spectacular to raise money, honor sports contributors and recognize student athletes.
Matt Aguero was promoted to the head coaching position for cross country and track and field, and he appointed David Crynes as the assistant coach.
A record-breaking 198 student athletes composed the Fall 2015 OCU Athletic Director’s List, honoring athletes who achieve a 3.0 grade-point average or higher.
While other students, faculty and staff rested during the break, coaches and athletes were bringing home victories.
Senior Runner Arya Bahreini posted a qualifying time for the U.S. Olympic Trials marathon in the Jacksonville Bank Marathon on Jan. 3.
The Athletics Department have gathered a record number of food items during this semester’s Canned Food Drive.OCU student-athletes raised over 11,996 food items to donate to Skyline Urban Ministries.
Five runners were named scholar-athletes in 2014 NAIA men and women’s cross country Nov. 24. For the men, juniors Alexander Knight and Dylan Smith-Sutton, and senior Kyle Wardwell gained recognition. Student athletes are nominated by their institutions and must have achieved junior academic status while maintaining a minimum GPA of 3.5 in order to qualify…
The women’s cross country team took home a program-best 15th-place showing in the NAIA championships Saturday. Sophomore Sara Moore had the best finish among the Stars at 31st place to be one spot shy of all-American status. No. 20-ranked OCU scored 436 points. The Stars improved from last year’s 16th place. “The women ran really…
The men’s cross country team won its second consecutive NAIA national title Saturday. Junior Peter Koskey led the Stars with a third-place individual finish in the 8,000-meter race. Koskey paced five OCU runners who took all-American honors with top-30 finishes. OCU turned in a meet-best 55 points, while Southern Oregon University had a runner-up showing to…
The Stars men’s cross country team will travel to Winfield, Kansas, to compete in the NAIA Mid-States Classic on Saturday, Oct. 25. The Stars are currently ranked number 1 in the nation for men’s cross country. They will compete at 11 a.m. against rivals like Oklahoma Baptist, St. Gregory’s University, University of Science and Arts Oklahoma, and Wayland Baptist University.
OCU Athletics is rooted in renowned coaches, national titles and growth. Since joining the National Association for Intercollegiate Athletics in 1986, the program has added several nationally recognized sports and won 52 national championships.
The women’s cross-country team added a player this year who’s brought her passion for running from overseas. “Every morning I wake up happy to run, happy to go to practice,” said Sara Moore, freshman from Omagh, Ireland.